Save The Date: Annual Shelton Senior Health Fair

Posted on October 6, 2021


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Please save the date to join us at the Annual Shelton Senior Health Fair on Monday, October 25th from 9:00 A.M. to noon at the Shelton Senior Center located at 81 Wheeler Street. This has always been a great event in the past and I look forward to seeing everyone.

More details will be forthcoming in the days ahead and I will be sure to update you.

State Representative Jason Perillo Among Eight Legislators Serving on Reapportionment Committee  

Posted on September 14, 2021


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Hartford – State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) and his seven other colleagues on the Legislature’s Reappointment Committee are hard at work accommodating recent changes in the state’s population. The committee is tasked with realigning legislative districts as a result of the 2020 census’ results.

Representative Perillo is the only Shelton legislator to serve on the committee in state history. The committee is bi-partisan and is made up of the General Assembly’s four caucuses, each receiving

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Reps. Perillo, McGorty, House Republicans Launch Petition Process on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 7, 2021


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HARTFORD—Deputy House Republican Leader Jason Perillo (R-113) and Assistant Leader Ben McGorty (R-122) joined House Republicans on Wednesday to kickstart the call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms. The lawmakers were joined by local police chiefs, municipal leaders, and citizen activists who are concerned about the recent

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McGorty, Perillo Question Intent of Marijuana Legalization

Posted on June 24, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Representatives Ben McGorty (R-122nd) and Jason Perillo (R-113th) joined their Republican colleagues recently in opposing a marijuana legalization proposal they believe carries grave consequences for health and public safety in the state of Connecticut.

The bill would establish government regulations for the commercial sale of marijuana, while removing criminal penalties for possession and eliminating cannabis possession as probable cause for police in a traffic stop.

In a 76-62

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Rep. Perillo Speaks on Recreational Marijuana Debate

Posted on June 17, 2021


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The House debate on the marijuana bill is happening now.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of legalizing recreational cannabis, the bill we have here today is downright criminal. It is essentially legalized racketeering, government-sanctioned organized crime designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many. It’s picking winners and losers.
Connecticut legislators have been warned by experts in other states, and the governor has already threatened to veto the bill. We’ll see

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Reps. Perillo, McGorty Say Truck Mileage Tax Will Ultimately be Paid by Consumers

Posted on June 9, 2021


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HARTFORD — Shelton State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113), Deputy House Republican Leader, and Ben McGorty (R-122)¸ Assistant House Republican Leader, voted with their party and five Democrats in opposing a new mileage tax on trucks that utilize Connecticut highways.

HB 6688, An Act Concerning a Highway Use Fee, will create a per-mile tax on trucks that will increase based on gross tonnage. Trucks weighing 26,000 to 28,000 pounds will pay $0.025 per mile and vehicles weighing more than 80,000

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Rep. Perillo Say We Need to Prioritize Care for Homeless Veteran

Posted on June 9, 2021


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We had an opportunity this afternoon to serve homeless veterans – heroes who have already given so much in service to this country. Had our amendment passed, great organizations such as Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport could have benefited from $6,925,000 in each of the next two fiscal years. While I am disappointed we could not push this amendment through, we will continue to fight for our retired service members in future sessions.

Rep. Perillo Says We Need to Teach Young Adults to be More Self-Supportive

Posted on June 9, 2021


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You can’t rely on mommy and daddy forever. Hear my thoughts on twenty-somethings, jobs, and health insurance. At some point, you’ve got to get your own dental insurance!

Reps. Perillo, McGorty Celebrate Passage of Bill Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits to EMS Professionals

Posted on June 7, 2021


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HARTFORD — Shelton State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113), Deputy House Republican Leader, and Ben McGorty (R-122)¸ Assistant House Republican Leader, cosponsored and celebrated the passage of SB 660, An Act Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Suffered by Healthcare Providers in Connection with COVID-19.

Reps. Perillo and McGorty, who both share personal experiences as first responders, were strong advocates of this legislation from the beginning.

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Reps. Perillo, McGorty Urge General Assembly to Lead by Taking Action on CT’s Car Theft Crisis

Posted on June 6, 2021


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HARTFORD — Shelton State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113), Deputy Republican Leader, and Ben McGorty (R-122) urged their House colleagues to support an amendment that would take logical steps towards addressing an alarming rise in juvenile car break-ins across the state. Perillo introduced the measure to address repeat offenders and create consequences for committing vehicle crimes. Unfortunately, the amendment was rejected along party lines.

“My colleagues who voted this amendment down were

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